Patient Safety is Our Number One Priority
The Patient Safety Act will dramatically improve patient safety in Massachusetts hospitals by setting a safe maximum limit on the number of patients assigned to a nurse at one time, while providing flexibility to hospitals to adjust nurses’ patient assignments based on specific patient needs.
Arlington Advocate: There are many fearmongers stating emergency rooms will have to divert patients, community hospitals will close and nurses will not be able to make decisions regarding safe staffing if Question 1 passes. I have read their statements of how many years they have spent in nursing but when you read the fine print their nursing career is mostly administrative and not in direct care. Their priority is in the bottom line.
Gardner News: Question 1 on the Nov. 6 ballot was developed by the Massachusetts Nurses Association to require certain nurse-to-patient ratios for safety’s sake.
Greenfield Recorder: I am a retired nurse, and I’m definitely voting Yes on Question 1. People seem to be confused about this ballot initiative because lawn signs and commercials are contradictory: Nurses say ‘yes’ on Question 1, or Nurses vote ‘no’ on 1.
Press release: On Friday, October 19, Congressman Jim McGovern, along with other elected officials and several members of the Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care, held a “Yes on One” rally, standout and canvassing blitz.The rally was held to draw public attention to the fact that, despite claims from the opposition, Question 1, An Act Relative to Patient Safety and Hospital Transparency (the Patient Safety Act), is needed in order to improve care for hospital patients.